Sainz takes 1st pole, Verstappen booed at British GP

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain steers his car during the qualifying session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, in Silverstone, England, Saturday, July 2, 2022. The British F1 Grand Prix is held on Sunday July 3, 2022.

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain steers his car during the qualifying session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, in Silverstone, England, Saturday, July 2, 2022. The British F1 Grand Prix is held on Sunday July 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)


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SILVERSTONE, England — Carlos Sainz was fastest in the rain to take his first career pole position in his 150th start ahead of the British Grand Prix. Sainz set the fastest time of 1 minute 40.983 seconds late in the third qualifying session to edge past Max Verstappen by just .072 seconds. It's the seventh pole in 10 races for Ferrari this season. All of the others were for Sainz's teammate Charles Leclerc. He starts third in Sunday's race. Verstappen was booed by the Silverstone crowd following qualifying.

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